The Last to Know

The Last to Know

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by Wendy Corsi Staub
     
 

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Townsend Heights is the perfect small town, just the kind of place Tasha Banks longed for when she left her big-city career for full-time motherhood. But now her dream is turning into a nightmare as a serial killer stalks Tasha's friends. One by one they are dying in horrific ways, and terror is transforming her peaceful existence into one of fear and foreboding .

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Townsend Heights is the perfect small town, just the kind of place Tasha Banks longed for when she left her big-city career for full-time motherhood. But now her dream is turning into a nightmare as a serial killer stalks Tasha's friends. One by one they are dying in horrific ways, and terror is transforming her peaceful existence into one of fear and foreboding . . . where evil lurks behind the mask of a familiar face—a face that may be the last one Tasha ever sees.

Editorial Reviews

Toby Bromberg
The Last To Know is a deliciously creepy novel that will have you looking over your shoulder as you read. The thrills are intense, the heroine easy to identify with, and the suspense never stops. Only the brave will read this when they’re home alone!
Romantic Times
Suburban Townsend Heights is a quiet place where people still do not have to lock their homes or cars. However, the peaceful tranquillity vanishes when stay-at-home mom Jane Kendall disappears. The police do not know that Jane jumped off a cliff into a raging river in order to save the life of her child Schuyler. Someone forced Jane to jump using her beloved child as leverage. The townsfolk search for Jane, hoping to find her unharmed. Two other stay-at-home moms are killed leaving peer Tasha Banks frightened that she could be next. Tasha feels alone as her spouse is emotionally on another planet. However, her part of the nightmare begins on a rainy evening when her children are missing.Wendy Corsi Staub is making quite a popular name for herself amidst the psychological suspense audience as a master of escalating tension that even frightens the reader. The Last To Know is not the type of action thriller that one reads when no one else is around because as it happened to Jane, it could happen to you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062230058
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
46,937
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

USA Today and New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than seventy novels and has twice been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband and their two children.

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The Last to Know 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
As some of the previous reviews have stated, Wendy Corsi Staub keeps the reader on the edge of their seat! Not only that, you can never guess who the killer might be. You need to wait, and keep reading until the end to find out! This type of writing makes the story more exciting, leading people to read more and more books. I am one of them. This is an awesome book, and probably my favorite by this author! Two thumbs up. Excellent book that will be enjoyed by many! I recommend this novel to all fans of the author, as well as the thrill/mystery genre readers. This book will not disappoint. I can say that about all of her books as well.
jnababe More than 1 year ago
Staub is one of my favorite authors and after reading her current books I decided to pick this older one up. Wow!!!!! It is fantastic and is the best book that I've read in a long time and right up there with my favorites. I had a very hard time putting this one down. There were times when I had to force myself to go to bed and stop reading. It is suspenseful and interesting. The killer and plot are usually pretty easy to figure out but not in this book. Just when you think you know......you don't. Fantastic!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book several years ago and have re-read it and given several copies to friends. I read mysteries frequently and usually decipher the plot and the guilty character early in the book. Ms. Staub's books usually stump the reader and she's such a delightful writer. I'm always on the edge of the chair, waiting to read her latest book and the first in line to purchase it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Staub's and if I wasn t before, then this book would have made me one. I was so amazed and shocked at the ending because she did such a tremendous job concealing the identity of the murderer. I couldn t hardley put the book down. Even though there were so many charactors throughout the book, I was able to feel like I knew each one of them and could relate to there lives. This is by far one of my favorite books and I would recomend anyone with a thirst for scandal and mystery to read it. It will satisfy that craving.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enthralling! Kept me up late at night, reading...the ending was a shocker, never saw it coming. I'm online now to buy another one of Wendy's books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wendy Corsi Staub continues to write such exciting and mysterious stories. This one was another winner. You won't be disappointed. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE LAST TO KNOW is a suspenseful, engrossing novel. Like Mary Higgins Clark, Ms. Staub has the knack for keeping readers on the edge of their seats. Although the book involves a serial killer, Ms. Staub manages to build suspense without resorting to explicit descriptions of the killer's violent crimes. Be sure to read Wendy Corsi Staub's other fine novels.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book kept me up all night. I put it down several times but kept picking it back up... I literally could not go to sleep until I finished the book. It kept me guessing to the very end...I first discovered Mrs. Staub's work with her novel FADE TO BLACK. I have purchased and devoured her suspense novels as soon as they are available. I am now awaiting her 2002 release with great anticipation! I have also introduced her young adult novels to many of the teens in my community. If you like the writing style of Mary Higgins Clark, Carlene Thompson, Helen Myers and Erica Spindler then you will love this book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Suburban Townsend Heights is a quiet place where people still do not have to lock their homes or cars. However, the peaceful tranquillity vanishes when stay-at-home mom Jane Kendall disappears. The police do not know that Jane jumped off a cliff into a raging river in order to save the life of her child Schuyler. Someone forced Jane to jump using her beloved child as leverage.

The townsfolk search for Jane, hoping to find her unharmed. Two other stay-at-home moms are killed leaving peer Tasha Banks frightened that she could be next. Tasha feels alone as her spouse is emotionally on another planet. However, her part of the nightmare begins on a rainy evening when her children are missing.

Wendy Corsi Staub is making quite a popular name for herself amidst the psychological suspense audience as a master of escalating tension that even frightens the reader. THE LAST TO KNOW is not the type of action thriller that one reads when no one else is around because as it happened to Jane, it could happen to you.

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I loved it,I have read lots of Wendy's books and have never been disappoined great job Wendy
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readingnickelodeon More than 1 year ago
Staub is a great storyteller!  Found myself thinking about the next part of the story during work.  This is my fifth book by Staub, all in a row, and I'm hoping the remaining ones will be just as compelling!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many of Wendy Corsi Staub books and none have disappointed. Buy and read...you will enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was the first book I have read from this author ...and I lived it...had a bit of everything and a true.,...who done it absolutely suggest u buy this book u won't b dissapointed C, R.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her books. Quick reads, full of thrilling mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wendy's books always conect with women. She never dissapoints!
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Fantastic
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I really enjoyed this book! It was very suspenseful and left you guessing the whole time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great story from begining to end. This autor kept you on edge throughout the whole story,wanting to know more! Great plot.